Free for Cleveland Public Library Cardholders

September 22, 2016


Want to learn a new skill on your own time? may be for you. It’s normally about $45 per month. However, Cleveland Public Library makes free subscriptions available for all of its cardholders. is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals. These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. They also feature Certificates of Completion that can be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile.


To apply for a Cleveland Public Library Card online:

To access Lynda via CPL:


Communication Arts Student Contest

September 20, 2016


22nd People’s Art Show Call for Work

September 15, 2016


The 22nd People’s Art Show October 28- December 8, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, Octobe r 28th, 5pm to 8pm

The People’s Art Show is a free, unjuried , uncensored exhibition celebrating creativity, diversity, and imagination. The exhibition is open to everyone, and all entries will be exhibited.

To Enter bring one or two works of any size, in any medium, to the galleries during the drop-off times listed . Entry forms will be filled out at time of drop-off. A suggested donation of $5.00 per entry will be gladly accepted .

The Art Gallery request: a 25% donation for works sold during the exhibition. Please keep this in mind when pricing your work.

Please Use E.13th St. Entrance
Friday, October 14th and Saturday , October 15th
10am to 4pm

All entries must be delivered in person .

Pick-Up: Friday, December 9th, Saturday , December 10th,10am to 4pm

Sally Mann in the New York Times

September 7, 2016


“It’s just indescribable,” Sally Mann, the photographer and writer, was saying. She stood in the kitchen of the home she built on her family’s farm with Larry Mann, her husband of 46 years, and erupted in tears.

“I’m just trying to keep moving,” she said.

Read more about Sally Mann’s recent work after the death of her son in the New York Times.


Fall 2016

August 29, 2016

14079628_10206981474751312_6463568322455435309_nThanks to Prof. Peter Happel Christian for his list of cliche subject matter for the semester. Here is an older one.

CSU Photo has been kind of quiet over the summer. But I’m back. Check back often to keep up with all things photography and Cleveland. Have a great semester.

Cleveland Print Room’s Annual Peer Show

June 10, 2016

Cleveland Print Room
Peer Show
Opening reception: Fri, Jun 10 5 – 9pm

For the second consecutive year, the Cleveland Print Room invited both member and non-member photographers to submit new and recent work to its annual Peer Show. The response from local and regional photographers was once again overwhelming, with organizers receiving more than 150 submissions. The Cleveland Print Room hosts an opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m. this Friday, June 10. Awards will be presented at 6:30 p.m. during the opening reception…
Source: Cleveland Print Room to Honor Local Photographers in Annual Peer Show | Scene and Heard: Scene’s News Blog | Cleveland Scene

Communication Arts Student Showcase

May 10, 2016

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Communication Arts magazine’s Student Showcase competition.
Free to enter. Deadline Oct 7, 2016

Amazing Macro Photography Composites of Insects

April 28, 2016

Microsculpture from Levon Biss on Vimeo.

Levon Biss is a photographer who recently photographed insects with a microscopic lens. Because such close up images have such shallow depth of field, he took thousands of images with different areas of each bug in focus. He would also light each tiny area to maximize the detail He then digitally stitched the images together to create giant, hyper-detailed photographs of the exotic bugs. Watch the video and check out his website:

Fotografia Magazine Grants and Awards

April 26, 2016

Hello photographer! Fotografia Magazine compiled two amazing lists of international photography grants & fellowships and awards & competitions aimed at professional photographers and photography students from all around the world. Check them out:

International Photography Grants, Funds and Fellowships

International Photography Awards and Competitions

Photographer’s Forum Contest

April 21, 2016

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1st PLACE :: $2,000 cash award plus…
• Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art lens ($999)*

2nd PLACE ::  $1,500 cash award plus…
• Sigma 24mm 1.4 DG HSM | ART lens ($849)*

3rd PLACE ::  $1,000 cash award

4th PLACE AWARDS (x5) ::  Five $125 awards

All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the November 2016 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a certificate of outstanding merit.

* Lens award for US residents only. First and Second Place winners in all other countries will receive additional award of $500 in lieu of lens.

The top 16 winning photos will be published in the November 2016 issue of Photographer’s Forum. All contest finalists will be published in the hardcover book Best of Photography 2016(December 2016).

    • Final entry fee is $5.95 per photo uploaded or postmarked on or before May 20, 2016
    • Rights remain with photographer.
    • Subject matter is open.